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Atticus Lish


USA flag (1971 - )

Atticus Lish, born 1971, is a freelance Chinese-English translator living in Brooklyn, NY, with Beth, his wife of 13 years.
 
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Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (2015) : Preparation for the Next Life


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The Graybar Hotel (2017)
Curtis Dawkins
"Curtis Dawkins draws from his direct experience to paint a picture of jailhouse life in all its grimness. This book will scare you straight--or should. But within their cages, Dawkins' prisoners dream--of criminal schemes, drugs, women--and an American world outside the walls. Their avid fantasies burn with a furious light against the bleak institutional background, exploding with ingenuity, pathos and rebellion. In many cases, these outsiders are, like Dawkins himself, artists."

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